Scotts Creek Elementary School

516 Parris Branch

Sylva, NC 28779-9083

Tel: (828)631-2740
Grades: KG-8

504 students

Scotts Creek Elementary School serves 504 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Scotts Creek Elementary School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 504 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Students by Grade Scotts Creek Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
American Indian
4%
1%
Hispanic
7%
13%
Black
2%
27%
White
83%
52%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.44
Scotts Creek Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
50%
45%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,920 students has grown by 58% over five years.
School District Name Jackson County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 5,920 1,682
District Total Revenue $40 MM $19 MM
Jackson County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $36 MM $18 MM
Jackson County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,657 $11,105
Jackson County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,726 $10,880
Jackson County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jackson Co School Of Alternative (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jackson Co School Of Alternative (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jackson Co School Of Alternative (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SylvaJackson Co School Of Alternative
    Alternative School
    3770 Skyland Dr
    SylvaNC 28779
    (828)586-4328
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | 92 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • SylvaFairview Elementary School
    251 Big Orange Way
    SylvaNC 28779
    (828)586-2819
    4.6 mi | 704 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • SylvaSmoky Mountain High School
    100 Smoky Mountain Dr
    SylvaNC 28779
    (828)586-2177
    4.6 mi | 773 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SylvaJackson Co Early College High School
    447 College Dr
    SylvaNC 28779
    (828)586-4091
    4.9 mi | 125 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WhittierSmokey Mountain Elementary School
    884 Us Hwy 441n
    WhittierNC 28789
    (828)497-5535
    8.6 mi | 421 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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Did You Know?
Jackson County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.32, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Jackson County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.